Resources by Jonah

Runaway Jonah, and the Convenient Ship

Aug 10 SAD sight! Sere is a servant of God running away from his work. As well see the stars wandering from their spheres. When we read that he fled from the presence of God, we do not suppose that Jonah thought that he could get away from God as to his omnipresence; but he wanted to escape serving in the divine presence: he wished to avoid being employed by God in...

Jonah 1:3

Jonah's Resolve, or "Look Again"!

Dec 14 WHAT a complex creature is man! Those who fancy that they can fully describe him do not understand him. He is a riddle and a contradiction. As says Ralph Erskine— “I’m in mine own and others’ eyes A labyrinth of mysteries.” Here, for instance, is a confession from David. “So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou...

Jonah 2:4

Labour in Vain

May 1      THESE mariners manifested most commendable humanity. They were not willing, even though it were to preserve their own lives, to cast overboard an innocent man; therefore they first used their best endeavours; and when these failed they made a solemn appeal to God, entreating him not to lay upon them innocent blood: and then, since necessity hath no law, Jonah as a last resource was given up to the boisterous element, but not till...

Jonah 1:12-13

What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper?

Sep 14       OF all the men in the ship, Jonah was the person who ought most to have been awake; but nevertheless, he was not only asleep, but fast asleep; all the creaking of the cordage, the dashing of the waves, the howling of the winds, the straining of the timbers, and the shouting of the mariners, did not arouse him; he was fast locked in the arms of...

Jonah 1:5-6